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Forum: Tech Help 04-26-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By Turboman
Had this problem a couple years ago and changed...

Had this problem a couple years ago and changed head gasket. That time there was oil in coolant tank, overheated but no white smoke from exhaust.

My mechanic seems to think this time may be a...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By Turboman
White smoke in exhaust but no overheat

For a couple days, I noticed my 1993 300CE "radiator" light was illuminated on my dash. I topped up, and was fine for a couple days. Suddenly on starting up last morning, my tail pipe started...
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2003, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,192
Posted By Turboman
Same here - the Green stuff didn't hold up for...

Same here - the Green stuff didn't hold up for long. Been using Metal Masters for about a year, with no issues.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-04-2003, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Turboman
Off set update

My apologies, as the wheel offset is 35mm and not 42mm as indicated earlier.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-03-2003, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Turboman
Haven't experienced any touching or tire rub in...

Haven't experienced any touching or tire rub in front or rear.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-01-2003, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Turboman
18" x 8.5" ADR M-Sport (with tires)

3 month old 18" x 8.5" (4) ADR M Sport Hyper Silver wheels, complete with 225x40x18 Kumho Tires. These rims have no dings or dents, and tires have no uneven wear.

Rims are 5 lug, 5 x 112, with...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2003, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Turboman
Locked AC compressor

Could anyone advise what could cause the AC compressor to "lock"? The engine would not start now, and it would seem the belt just rotates while the AC compressor pulley does not move.

Could this...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-09-2003, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Turboman
I believe either 35 or 42 offset. My...

I believe either 35 or 42 offset.

My fenders have not been rolled, and the tires do not rub with weight in the car.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-08-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Turboman
Post 18 x 8.5 rims

Like new, 18" x 8.5" Zenetti Vega wheels. Will fit 300E/300CE W124. Three piece look wheels are silver with polished lip, and comes with center caps and wheel lug bolts (original equipment bolts are...
Forum: Middle Atlantic - US (DC,DE,MD,PA,VA,WV) 03-09-2003, 02:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,386
Posted By Turboman
Comparison (RC vs Silver Star)

Used both RC and Silver Star for repair work.

Each has it's pros and cons. The biggest con in my experience is at Silver Star, where I went in recommending my head gasket was blown (due to the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2002, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Turboman
Actually, had some work done by Rick before with...

Actually, had some work done by Rick before with no problems. Rick is presently moving his shop over the next week, and wasn't sure if continuous driving, with the head gasket in this condition,...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2002, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Turboman
Beginning to see some "strangeness" with Silver...

Beginning to see some "strangeness" with Silver Star Motors in Vienna, VA here. I initially went in with symptoms of a blown head gasket, to which I suggested to the shop. After various tests, I was...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2002, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Turboman
Was I ripped or what?

Could anyone tell me if the following was a fair deal for replacing a thermostat, spark plugs, fan clutch, valve cover gasket, ignition wires and a compression test :

Parts $490
Labor$420 (6 @...
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2002, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Turboman
DIY head gasket link

I saw a link a couple weeks ago on a step by step DIY for changing a head gasket on w124. Does anyone have that link handy to share? I've searched up and down but unable to find it again.

Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 10-27-2002, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Turboman
Angry Head Gasket isues again

Since my last post on my overheating issue, and thinking it was resolved, I believe the problem is back to square one.

Even though the car ran great after getting it back from the shop, I am still...
Forum: Tech Help 10-04-2002, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Turboman
Resolution

Thanks for the feedback. Just wanted to post an update to the problem. Towed the car to Silver Star Motors in Vienna, VA, and Peter was able to diagnose the problem.

First, the head gasket was...
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2002, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Turboman
Thanks for the prompt response. Any idea the...

Thanks for the prompt response. Any idea the average cost of each scenario?
Forum: Tech Help 09-30-2002, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Turboman
Help: Overheated and sounding like a boat..

Recently overheated 300CE due to bad water pump. Had pump and tensioner replaced, and immediately upon driving out of shop, the car has a misfire and sounds like a boat. There is also still an...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2002, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 431
Posted By Turboman
Lower temps

After changing to synthetic engine oil, my engine temp dropped about 5 degrees in bumper to bumper traffic.
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-02-2002, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By Turboman
18x8 Wheels For Sale

FOR SALE-

18'X8", 5 x 112 bolt pattern with ET 35 Zenetti Mystics silver three piece look wheels. Included would be (3) Kumho Ecsta 225/18/40 tires mounted and balance, with (20) lugs. Wheels have...
Forum: Tech Help 01-27-2002, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Turboman
E500 headlights on 300CE

I tried searching for discussions on this topic, but came up empty. Can the Euro headlights from the 94/95 500E/E500 work on my 1993 300CE?

I still have the original hood, and wasn't sure this...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2002, 12:03 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 121,009
Posted By Turboman
1993 300CE

1993 300CE
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-09-2002, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Turboman
Zach, I don't have the best answer, but I...

Zach,

I don't have the best answer, but I use my Amorall rag over that area to get my shine back. Hopefully, someone can give the correct answer though.

88 5. SLOW??? That is funny.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 12-31-2001, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,111
Posted By Turboman
I agree. Rick at RC is very competent, and easy...

I agree. Rick at RC is very competent, and easy on your pocket
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2001, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Turboman
Usually, the experienced MB mechanics are not at...

Usually, the experienced MB mechanics are not at the dealerships. They start their own shops after getting all they can from the dealership. Those thinking the dealerships do the best work on our...
Forum: Performance Paddock 11-27-2001, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,981
Posted By Turboman
Euro lights

Ashman,

Let me know where you're anticipating getting your E500 euro headlights. I am thinking about doing the same mod.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-16-2001, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,234
Posted By Turboman
I'll post the pics this weekend. I am using some...

I'll post the pics this weekend. I am using some 225/40/18 Kumho tires which are a soft compound.

You would definitely need alignment with those H&R springs. I'll have to verify my offset again. I...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-14-2001, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,234
Posted By Turboman
87300E, The Mystiks would fit. I just sold...

87300E,

The Mystiks would fit. I just sold my Sagitta's last week, to get the Zenetti Vega's which are on back order. I eventually got the Mystiks a couple days ago which may be the better wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2001, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Turboman
Proud owner of a '93 300 CE. You may be...

Proud owner of a '93 300 CE.

You may be correct in stating it's not difficult. Hey, if I can change my oil and brake pads on this car, I should be able to tackle this job.

I'll give it a shot....
Forum: Tech Help 10-11-2001, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Turboman
Replacing gauges

Does anyone have an idea of a shop in the Washington, DC Metro area capable of changing out gauge faces?

I have a set of Palomino gauges to replace, but not sure I can handle the job myself.
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